Palm Springs: get your 60s on!

August 18, 2018

Palm Springs is a mecca for midcentury modern architecture, as I found out on my third visit there! Who knew? I thought the reason you visited Palm Springs was to see Joshua Tree National Park with its spiky Dr Seuss trees and spend time warming up in the desert surrounded by 100 golf courses or attending the Coachella music festival. But no. It was like driving through Darrin and Samantha’s…


Fijal House by Mole Architects borrows details from Ely cathedral

July 25, 2018

The sawtooth brick facades and steeply pitched roof of this house designed by Mole Architects in Ely, Cambridgeshire, are derived from architectural features found at the city’s famous cathedral. The Cambridge-based studio was tasked with developing a two-storey family house on a plot in Ely’s central conservation area. Fijal House replaces a garage on a site that was intended to accommodate another property when the street originally was laid out in…


LondonHouse Views

July 18, 2018

When I travel, one of my top priorities is to find a hotel with a photogenic view. Anytime I can get a room on an upper floor with a great cityscape, I’m a happy traveler. So when Curio – A Collection by Hilton contacted me about a complimentary staycation at their newest property, LondonHouse Chicago, I turned into a happy staycationer. Truth be told, this is technically a sponsored post since Curio hooked me up with a…


Where Most People Saw An Old, Rotting Cabin, He Saw A Work Of Art

June 15, 2018

Have you ever met someone and wondered how one human being could possibly accomplish so much? Whether that person’s your boss, your relative, or your friend who has a penchant for inadvertently making you feel inadequate, being around jacks of all trades is as inspiring as it is complicated. One person who would undoubtedly make you feel all of the feelings is a man by the name of Richard Aiken,…


My House Feels So Boring After Seeing These 33 Awesome Things. I Want Them All, Especially #5.

April 9, 2017

Each of us probably have an idea about what our individual dream homes would look like. Maybe your dream home would have a hammock … or maybe an indoor slide that leads outside into a pool filled with Jell-O. You can have whatever you want, after all, it’s YOUR dream home. But if you need some inspiration, here are 33 awesome things you might want to include in the house…